Mühle-Glashütte has introduced the Robert Mühle Kleine Sekunde named
after the founder and great grandfather of current CEO Thilo Mühle.
("Kleine Sekunde" --> small second hand)
The Robert Mühle Kleine Sekunde uses an in house movement. Making the
movement plates in house, enables Mühle-Glashütte to provide some
special features. Differing from the traditional Glashütte 3/4 plate the Robert
Mühle movement uses a 60% plate with a separate open link to the escape
wheel. Notice that makes the escape wheel more visible from the back.
The reverse view then appears more dynamic than if a larger plate were
utilized. The movement is beautifully finished. Notice the "click" design
which provides a smoother feel when winding the main spring.
The Robert Mühle Kleine Sekunde is styled after the marine quartz chronometer,
which is still available from Mühle-Glashütte. I find it appealing, and the blued
hands really caught my eye. The 44x53x11 mm stainless case uses a flat sapphire
The Robert Mühle Kleine Sekunde is limited to 145 pieces and is expected
to ship in November. The MSRP is about US$6500.
There is also a power reserve version, the Robert Mühle Auf/Ab at a higher
price. Both versions are shown on the Mühle-Glashütte web site.